In a typical scientific research process there is a stage that consists of the following activities: a review of literature, an exploration of existing theories, a review of theoretical background and a definition of the terminology used. The results of these tasks are then presented through some form of conceptualization. Cross-disciplinary research settings introduce several issues when designing these conceptualizations and when sharing and communicating then between the researchers and the stakeholders of the real-world phenomena under study. In this research paper a multidisciplinary conceptualization metamodel and a practical methodology is specified to address these issues. The study demonstrates the preliminary results of utilizing this methodology in the context of an on-going business network integration research project. Additionally, it introduces the prototype of a web-based research environment providing support and an arena for collaboration.
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